I realize it has been months, since the last post, but I'm trying to understand the exact issue. Correct me, if I'm wrong, but you would like to limit the user to only entering the date by the calendar, or limiting them to only manual input. Just not both. If that is the case, unfortunately, there is no way to a) turn off the calendar, and b) prevent manual input.
I have serious problem with Date/Time Fields. It seems that Date/Time Fields just DO NOT work properly. I am using Windows XP, with Arabic Language Support Enabled and LiveCycle Designer 7.1.
I am facing all kind of errors/problems with Date/Time Fields. I decided to switch my Regional Settings to English UK and also tried English USA, but still same result.
If I use a plain Date/Time Field, and try to make any data entry during runtime, the input is always converted to format "dd-mm-yyyy" and the numerals are converted to Indian Digits (Arabic/Indian Shapes). And, when I try to use Date Patterns for display, edit and validation, nothing works as per the documentation.
In summary, the Date/Time Fields do not work as per the documentation.
I tried for normal text and numeric fields, they do work as per the documentation. But, Date/Time Fields do not work at all, and all what I get is incorrect display or entry or always I get validation error.
By chance, and not sure exactly what solved the problem of working with Date Fields, I think when I made a small MS Access Table with Date Fields, and exported it to XML with Schema info, and created a connection to this XML/Schema from Adobe LiveCycle Form, then the Data Fields worked properly, but honestly, not sure exactly.
Ok is there any way that you can get the DATE FIELD to only accept putting in the date or have the calendar in there, and not have any TEXT or LETTERS in there. I mean is there something I need to click on in Live Cycle to make this happen to where when you click on the date field you automatically get a calendar and can choose a date and cannot have an option to type any letters in? Anyone, please help.
We've done that (MM/DD/YYYY). However we're still getting that we can type in letters in the date and time field and we don't want that. We specifically want only the date. So can you walk me through what I need to do?